History

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Gold Mining in the Black Hills

The Black Hills gold rush and the consequent local mining industry began with the Custer Expedition of 1874. As Custer led his 1000 men through the Hills, two m...
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1972 Rapid City – Black Hills Flood

Those of us who lived through that horrible night will never forget—and we hope that others will be prompted to remember the date of June 9, 1972. The mornin...
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Charles Badger Clark, Jr.

Badger Clark, poet, lecturer, and traveler, was South Dakota's Poet Laureate for twenty years. Born in Iowa, Clark was only three months old when his family cam...
Mount Rushmore Cave

Rushmore Marks 75 Years!

On August 10, 1927, Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States, spoke at Mt. Rushmore to dedicate Gutzon Borglum’s visionary project that was to becom...